Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012
Hokendauqua Creek (Northampton County)
Trout-fishing was productive in recent weeks.
Lake Minsi (Northampton County)
Bass and big bluegills were reported in recent weeks. Crappies were hitting in the shallows, along with pickerel, both on shiners.
Trout and bass were biting in recent weeks.
Little Lehigh River (Lehigh County)
Mike Freitas, of Allentown, caught two rainbow trout, 21 inches and 23 inches, on trout magnets and PowerBait. Conditions have varied in recent weeks. Hatches included tricos in the morning and sulphurs in the evening, with craneflies and midges during the day.
Saucon Creek (Lehigh County)
Jeff Zettlemoyer, of Bethlehem, released an 18-inch trout on a pale evening sulphur dun in recent months.
Smallmouth bass were reported. Anglers continued to catch shad near Easton.
North Branch of Susquehanna River)
Bass were hitting on crankbaits, jerkbaits, and tubes on current breaks and medium current near ledges and rocks.
East Greenville Reservoir (Berks County)
Steve Sarko, of Hellertown, released a 24-inch largemouth bass, and Jennifer Purcell, of Hellertown, released a 19-inch, 2.5-pound largemouth on a shiner.
Lake Ontelaunee (Berks County)
Crappies were hitting, with lunkers up to 4 pounds reported in recent weeks.
Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County)
Water was already in the 60s on this popular trout stream around May 20.
Peter’s Creek (Berks County)
Crappies and perch were reported on small jigs and plastic grubs through May.
Octararo Reservoir (Chester County)
Steady catfish action was reported on chicken livers and crawlers from the causeways on Route 472 and Spruce Grove Road. Crappies were still hitting through May 23.
Compiled by Deborah Weisberg